Thursday, February 18, 2010

Believing in the Power of Prayer

I just posted this, mentioning that the girls have been praying for some of the children to find families. The first one we began praying for was this little doll:

I mean, seriously, could you just hold her and love her to pieces? Lucy has been praying faithfully for this baby for 1 week (literally, we saw her picture last Thursday). She prays at every meal for her, before school and at bedtime. Faithfully. Everyday. My friend, Erin, emailed me today saying that a family has committed to making "Anna" apart of their family. Isn't that amazing?!?! Besides that fact that God was totally at work in the life of this baby, my little Lucy has seen his power this week. She is AMAZED that through her prayers this baby has a family. I wish I could describe to you Lucy's face when I told her. I am so thankful that I got to witness this understanding that prayer is a powerful thing.

I was telling my mother-in-law this story today and she told me that when she prays for Lucy she prays that she would be a prayer warrior. She told me that Lucy's great great grandma Lucy was a Godly woman and a faithful prayer warrior - hopefully, my Lucy is following in her footsteps.

After rest time today while we were praying for 3 other little girls, Norah said, "Couldn't we just pray for them all?" Then she wanted me to go through the pictures on Reece's Rainbow, one by one and tell her - in detail - about each child. I can tell that Norah is saddened to think about these children not having families, especially knowing that many of these children were given up as babies BECAUSE they have a disability.

The other little girls who we are praying for are:

Hmm. I can't get this one to paste here. Go here and scroll down to orphanage 23.


Will you pray for one of these precious girls? Or are you feeling God's tug to make one apart of your family? Check out Reece's Rainbow for more information.


K.M.L said...

What an inspirational story. I wish I could have seen Lucy's face! God is SO good!

ErinL said...

It really is amazing how you become attached to these children. You REJOICE when they find families! Just today someone on the yahoo group asked about Orphanage 12. That is Oksana's orphanage and I am so excited to see if this person is going to commit to one of those sweet children. I'm praying for a family for Mallory and someone needs to go get her or I'm afraid we are goign to have to! As I warned, sometimes you pray these children right into your own family ;)!